Land allocated to three private schools for construction: Ministry of Education

Land allocated to three private schools for construction: Ministry of Education

By QLNews

In a bid to diversify educational opportunities for students and their parents in Qatar, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has allocated three government-owned land plots for the construction of private schools.

The decision comes under the wise directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, it was announced yesterday, according to Gulf Times.

Aimed at enhancing the role of the private sector in the economic development of the country, the three land plots were awarded on a competitive basis.

The selection process involved studying and evaluating bids submitted by investors developing private schools and saw a number of interviews prior to the final decision.

Three private schools received the go-ahead from the Ministry to begin the construction of their premises on the government-owned land. These comprise: Cardiff School, an Indian curriculum-based school which will be nestled in the neighborhood of Al Khor. It will provide 1,134 seats to boys and girls in all levels.

Another school, which will be developed by Millennium Holding Company will be located in Umm Al Qarn. With 1,185 seats to offer the school will be based on the American curriculum for boys and girls of all stages.

The third one, by the developer Hassanesco, will be based in Al Khor area and will follow the American curriculum, for boys and girls at all levels. It is expected to host 1,053 seats, reported The Peninsula.

Collectively, the schools will make up over 3,200 seats to meet the increasing educational needs of the country’s growing population.

The private sector will be invited for submitting tenders for two more land plots to build two national curriculum-based schools.

The private schools to be established on the allocated plots cover all stages from Kindergartens to Grade 12 and offer diverse opportunities for students and their parents as they follow a variety of educational curricula including the national, American and Indian curricula, said Khalid Mohammad Al Hajri, the Director of General Services Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

He added that the decision to allocate land in different areas of Qatar is reflective of the population density to achieve balance in the distribution of state projects.

The private sector is a key partner in the educational process, he emphasized.

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